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One-on-One with Governor Cuomo

On Tuesday Governor Andrew Cuomo continued his summer tour through upstate, this time touting the burgeoning wine industry in the Finger Lakes. Traveling Route 14 along the picturesque west side  of Seneca Lake, the governor stopped at three different wineries before announcing the winner of the Governor's Cup at a ceremony in Watkins Glen later that evening.

After the event, Cuomo talked one-on-one with New York NOW about why he's continuing the upstate tourism push this summer and why despite the demand, even from some of the very people he spoke with today, he does not support the sale of wine in state groceries stores.

Since taking over the reins in 2009, Matt has been the driving force behind the scenes producing a program with the right mix of news, in-depth reporting and analysis for the state's weekly public affairs show. Under his leadership, 'New York NOW' has won two of the most prestigious awards in the state. After three straight nominations, the program was awarded a New York State Emmy for Matt's look at the rise and fall of the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester. A year earlier the same program won a New York State Broadcasters Award for “Outstanding Locally Produced TV Show.” Honored with national awards for programs in public affairs, documentary and historical programming categories, Matt is also the producer, writer, editor, and host of the WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard.'